Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP)

Investor Program

Before submitting your application, it is important to read the immigration rules and procedures and the information regarding the application intake periods for a Certificat de sélection du Québec.

Following the entry into effect of the Regulation respecting quotas of brokers and trust companies (PDF, 42 Kb) on July 15, 2015, financial intermediaries must have been allocated a number of agreements (quota) in order to sign an investment agreement with a foreign national who is submitting an application for a selection certificate.

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Have, alone or with his accompanying spouse, including de facto spouse, net assets of at least $1,600,000 CAN obtained legally, excluding the amounts received by donation less than six months before the date on which the application was filed;
  • Have experience in management in a legal farming, commercial or industrial business, or in a legal professional business where the staff, excluding the investor, occupies at least the equivalent of two full-time jobs, or for an international agency or a government or one of its departments or agencies;

    • We define management experience as the exercise, for at least two years in the five years preceding the application for a selection certificate, of duties related to the planning, management and control of financial resources and of human or material resources under your authority; the experience does not include experience acquired in the context of an apprenticeship, training or specialization process attested to by a diploma.

  • Intend to settle in Québec and sign an agreement to invest $800,000 CAN with a financial intermediary (broker or trust company) authorized to participate in the Investor Program.

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The assessment of your application will also take into account other factors such as your age, the nature and duration of your professional training and your language skills.

  • The investment agreement is one of the documents to be submitted with the Application for a Certificat de selection du Québec.
  • The investment of $800,000 CAN for a five year term is guaranteed by the Gouvernement du Québec.
  • Brokers and trust companies offer the possibility of financing the investment.
  • Revenues generated by the applicant’s investment will be used to finance two Québec business assistance programs, Business Assistance—Immigrant Investor Program and Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities.
  • At the end of the five year term, the broker or trust company will, within 30 days, reimburse the applicant $800,000 CAN without interest. However, the amount may vary if the applicant secured financing for the investment.

Personalized welcome sessions for immigrant investors

Investissement Québec, a State-owned enterprise, offers you a custom-tailored information session free of charge. You can obtain answers to all your questions as well as information on topics of interest, such as Québecs economy, real estate, business opportunities and the education system.

To register for a session,visit the website of Investissement Québec.

You can also watch the slide show Live and Invest in Québec to learn more about Québec and its investment opportunities.